‘Durant 45 points’ Brooklyn beat Orlando to a 50% winning rate
The Brooklyn Nets (hereinafter referred to as Brooklyn) caught the Orlando Magic (hereinafter referred to as Orlando) thanks to Kevin Durant (34)’s performance.
Brooklyn beat Orlando by 109-102, seven points in the NBA 22-23 regular league game at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on the morning of the 29th (Korea time). This will put Brooklyn 11 wins and 11 losses.
Brooklyn had Kevin Durand with 45 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks, Kyrie Irving with 20 points and 3 assists, and Nicolas Claxton with 17 points and 13 rebounds. Orlando fought hard with Paolo Van Kerro with 24 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists, Franz Wagner with 21 points and 2 steals, and the ball ball with 24 points and 6 rebounds and 2 blocks.
Orlando started running early in the first quarter and produced a 14-5 score run. Then Brooklyn took turns scoring by Durant and Irving and even came from behind. Then Orlando got a ball and succeeded in attacking in a row with And One Play, Layup, and 2-2 play against Van Kerro. Orlando finished the first quarter with a 28-23, five-point lead thanks to the ball’s performance, which hit a three-point shot.
In the second quarter, Orlando scored with various offensive options from Van Kerro and Wagner. In response, Brooklyn turned the tables as Irving and Durant were still active and Joe Harris and Claxton were supporting scoring. Thanks to their performance, Brooklyn finished the first half 52-51 points ahead.
Durant, who played well in the first half, scored 19 points alone in the third quarter to succeed in scoring the game perfectly. When Irving made a three-point pull-up shot around the end of the quarter, Durant immediately scored in the same way. Orlando also had Van Kerro and Gary Harris, but it was not enough to stop them. In addition to Durant, Brooklyn also played Irving, Harris and Claxton in the fourth quarter by 87-76, 11 points.
Brooklyn tried to cut the flow by calling a timeout when Orlando’s bench players made points chasing him early in the fourth quarter. However, Orlando’s bench players did not stop playing and Brooklyn had to spend time again. This meant Durant was put back on the court.
Durant made a three-point shot as soon as he came on the court, showing a different level of performance with a mid-range jumper. Nevertheless, the Orlando players, centered on Wagner, did not know how to stop and succeeded in narrowing the score to two positions with Harris’ cut-in layup. Durant responded with a pull-up jumper with two shots, and Claxton fired a tip dunk.
Since then, Brooklyn has won by 109-102, seven points, with Claxton scoring a wedge with a quick dunk in Orlando, which resists to the end.